Police inquiry prompts strong public interest

Fife Police'police car'flashing lights
Fife Police'police car'flashing lights

LEVENMOUTH police have reported a magnificent response to inquiries about a community course.

August 17 sees the start of a seven-week series of sessions enabling members of the public, aged 16-80, to gain a better insight into police work.

Levenmouth Police in the Community course will feature input from assorted departments within the constabulary.

The course is virtually at capacity already, with local people over a broad age range interested in attending.

Application forms have to be in by tomorrow (Thursday) but it’s possible some late requests can be considered for future courses, which are coming to North East Fife and Kirkcaldy.

Local organisers, PC Matthew Spencer and Sgt Jim Davenport, reckoned the course – an extension of the community engagement model – would benefit people interested in joining the police and give others a useful glimpse of police life.

The two-hour sessions at Leven’s Adam Smith College campus will include a visit to headquarters, as well as a look at the history of Fife police, force medical examination, professional standards, custody care, road policing, drugs, public order, crime scene management, CCTV and administration.

There will also be a ‘graduation ceremony’ on September 28, in which the Chief Constable, Norma Graham, is due to attend and present course members with certificates of completion.

“It is an excellent chance for all persons of all backgrounds – those without criminal history – to get a flavour of police life,” said a spokesman.

The brief application form can be accessed via the website www.fife.police.uk at the news and events page, and also from Levenmouth police station in Methil’s Sea Road.

“While numbers are limited, we are keen to attract a diverse section of the community and would encourage anyone interested to view the website for further information,” added the spokesman.